Accessibility at Blenheim Palace


Accessibility at Blenheim Palace

Our Commitment to Accessibility


We are committed to providing an accessible attraction, and we strive to ensure that visitors with disabilities can enjoy as much of our magnificent World Heritage Site as possible. 

At Blenheim Palace we are committed to providing an accessible attraction for all, and try to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit with us. Accompanying Carers receive free entry. If you have any other questions, or to arrange any additional support for your visit, please email or call us on 01993 810530.

Access Statement Accessibility Guides

Parking Update: Blue Badge Holders are reserved spaces at the front of our car park for closer access to the Palace and Gardens. Shuttle buggys are also available if required.

Where possible we make provisions to ensure the site is accessible for wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users.

Our wheelchairs and single-person mobility scooters are available to hire from the Access Desk. To pre-book a wheelchair or scooter for your visit, please contact our Customer Service team who will reserve one for you. Please book at least 24 hours in advance, as availability is limited.

Blenheim scooters are not available to take inside the Palace. We do however, offer a wheelchair transfer for anyone who needs to use one inside the Palace.

Our wheelchairs and scooters will follow a strict cleaning routine between uses.

There is a lift into the Palace state rooms, and into the Orangery restaurant, for wheelchair and scooter access. The maximum weight in these lifts is 200kg for safety reasons. Guests are welcome to transfer to a wheelchair, if possible, and have their scooter sent up separately.

Our new accessible route to the Formal Gardens is through the West Courtyard, please ask a member of staff for directions. Please follow the signs for the accessible and step free access routes through the Formal Gardens.

Some of our park walks cover uneven terrain and suitable footwear should be worn. 

Blenheim Palace is an iconic heritage site where you can experience wonderful gardens and the history of the Palace.

We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and want to ensure all guests who cross our threshold have the best experience possible.

Visitors that come with children are always welcome to Blenheim Palace and under 3s can visit us for free.

Please review our full Families page for all information relating to visits with babies and children.

We wanted to make sure that The Lost Garden is accessible and fun for all. There are wide pathways, decking boards with anti-slip resin inserts, ramps, handrails and other features that will help everyone have a good time.

We also have separate quiet sessions available every month for those who need a little more quiet and a little less people.

Read all of The Lost Garden accessibility information here.

Assistance and support dogs are welcome at Blenheim Palace, we provide water bowls in the east courtyard.

The carer ticket for blue badge holders are admitted for free, there is no need to pre-book the carer ticket or notify us in advance, please notify the staff at the gates on arrival. We also have a number of wheelchair and buggy access points and dedicated parking areas for blue badge holders.

Our Education Team makes excellent provision for children with special needs. Teachers are requested to contact the Education Team in advance on 01993 810535.

A touch tour of the Palace is available for the visually impaired. You will be assigned a dedicated guide who will help you to appreciate our collection of priceless artefacts, as well as giving you a flavour of Blenheim Palace's long and diverse history.

There is no extra charge for the touch tour, advance booking is required to ensure a guide is available. To book, please call 01993 810530.

Some of the large events at the Palace do require us to make changes to the accessible routes, but we always strive to continue to cater for those with access needs during these times.